Population and Health
The certificate is designed to serve two audiences—masters or doctoral degree students at The Johns Hopkins University and professionals—desiring to expand their knowledge of population dynamics and its linkages with public health issues and their ability to relate population-level concepts and measures of fertility, morbidity and mortality, and migration to health conditions. A population’s health is shaped by fertility, mortality and migration patterns; and population numbers themselves provide the denominators of basic measures of public health, such as life expectancy, cause-specific mortality rates, and infection rates. Connecting a population and health perspective with public health epidemiology allows us to measure and assess the aggregate-level structure of and variation in health risks by age, sex, or other major factors and across the human life span.
Students completing the certificate will gain competency in;
- Knowledge of the components and measures of population dynamics,
- Knowledge of population dynamics’ linkages with public health issues,
- The ability to relate vital events and duration exposures with risk factors at the individual and population level.
Persons eligible for admission to the certificate program must be enrolled in a masters or doctoral degree program at The Johns Hopkins University, with the exception of JHSPH MAS students, who are not eligible to apply until they have completed their degree program. Non-degree students with at least a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university are also eligible to apply.
Applicants should review the How to Apply page for information about eligibility and special instructions.
The certificate program's review committee will review each applicant of their admission decision.
Requirement for Successful Completion
The certificate requires a minimum of 18 term credits. All required and elective courses must be taken for a letter grade; a minimum grade of C is required in all certificate coursework and students must maintain a 2.75 or better overall GPA for all certificate coursework. The certificate program length is flexible; however, the certificate must be completed within three years.
The student should review the section of the website that addresses completion before completing certificate program requirements. The student's transcript will not indicate that the certificate was earned until the Notification of Completion has been submitted, verified by the certificate program and processed by the Registrar.
Course of Study
Students should check the course catalog to confirm when courses are offered. The term and time may change from what is listed in the table below and some courses are only offered every other year. Students should also check for pre-requisites and whether instructor consent is required.
|Course No.||Course Title||No. Credits||Online Term||Campus Term|
All students are required to complete this free course before taking other online courses.
Academic and Research Ethics at JHSPH
All students are required to complete this free online course during their first term of study.
|380.600||Principles of Population Change||4||-||2|
|380.603||Demographic Methods for Public Health||4||3||2|
|Elective Courses: Students must complete at least 10 elective credits.|
|221.627||Issues in the Reduction of Maternal and Neonatal Mortality in Low Income Countries||4||-||2|
|380.604||Life Course Perspective on Health||4||2||1|
|380.655||Social and Economic Aspects of Human Fertility||4||-||2|
|380.662||Critiquing the Research Literature in Maternal, Neonatal and Reproductive Health||4||-||2|
|380.664||Reproductive and Perinatal Epidemiology||4||-||4|
|380.665||Family Planning Policies and Programs||4||-||1|
|380.668||International Perspectives on Women, Gender and Health||3||-||-|
|380.720||Masculinity, Sexual Behavior and Health:Adolescence and Beyond||Variable||-||2|
|380.750||Migration and Health: Concepts, Rates and Relationships||3||-||3|
|380.755||Population Dynamics and Public Health||2||1||S|
|380.756||Poverty, Economic Development and Health||4||-||2|
|380.765||Preventing Infant Mortality and Promoting the Health of Women, Infants and Children||3||4||-|
|380.767||Couples and Reproductive Health||3||-||1|
Population, Family and Reproductive Health
Gainful Employment Program Information
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